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Due to the widespread restrictions as a result of COVID-19, many Class of 2021 students feel that their college search process is similar to swiping right or left on a dating app.

Class of 2021 tries to “unmask” the college application process during a global pandemic

SAT cancellations, virtual open houses, Zoom interviews, and more complicate the application process for the Class of 2021.
by Sierra Rossman, Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2020

What about the Class of 2021? With COVID-19 restrictions, the college touring process feels a lot like swiping left or right on a dating app to find the perfect match.  A student’s senior year...

Marianne Virnelson poses fro a picture in front of her Randolph College booth.

College fair during lunch: food for the future: Photo of the Day 10/11/2019

by Ruby Cerny, Reporter October 11, 2019

Both juniors and seniors are in their last few years, or even months, of high school. During this time, students often struggle and stress about what college they are going to and what they will major...

Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh struggle to make sense of college applications.

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh September 24, 2019

November 1:  The dreaded college application deadline.  Maybe you’re lucky, and the college you are applying to has a deadline of December 1. Seniors are feeling the pressure.  Procrastinating...

Juniors receive dozens of letters and brochures from colleges, but how can they stand out in their applications?

Make yourself a better college candidate over summer break

by Yesenia Montenegro , Editor June 20, 2019

1.Find a volunteer opportunity Volunteer work is one of the biggest factors that colleges look for in potential students. Volunteering shows engagement, leadership, and time management, and it's something...

Bridget Murphy works on college applications and homework at the same time.

Give us a break! Seniors beg for a weekend off from homework

by Bridget Murphy, Opinions and Layout Design Editor October 27, 2017

This is my open letter to the Board of Education.  I'll send it as soon as I finish my college applications. In mid-October, I read in The Washington Post that senior students in the Washington, D.C....

(From left to right) Isabella Tilmont, Ryan Stark, and Carter Schmidt represent the National English Honor Society in the school spelling bee.

Are honor societies still honorable?

by Olivia DuBro, Managing Editor September 20, 2015

Back in the swing of the school year-- you’ve finally figured out the best route to get to your classes on time; you’ve set up a schedule to balance all of your homework; you’ve gotten into the habit...

Comic illustrating the anxiety involved with awaiting a college acceptance. Courtesy of MCT Campus.

Instagram University: Social media should not dictate your next four years

by Izzy Peterson, Editor February 20, 2015

Students across America sit in wait for college acceptance letters to begin appearing in their mailboxes and anxiously refresh the application status page on their laptops. Videos and tweets shared by...

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